Severe Weather Update – February 16, 2022 – 6 AM CST

Here is an update concerning the severe weather threat Thursday.

Changes from the previous update:

  • No major changes.


WHAT:  SLIGHT RISK of Severe Weather

WHEN: Thursday afternoon, likely ending by mid-evening.

WHERE: Portions of south Mississippi and southeast Louisiana near and to the north of the Interstate 10 and 12 corridors, with the greatest threat north of a New Roads-Hammond-Poplarville line.


  • We are confident that there will be scattered thunderstorms across the area and that a few will be strong to severe. 


The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:

Damaging Winds:

  • Wind gusts greater than 60 mph will be possible
  • Trees and powerlines could be damaged and lead to isolated/scattered power outages


  • Large hail up to 1 inch in diameter will be possible


  • A few tornadoes will be possible


  • In addition to the severe weather threat, rainfall around 1 inch is forecast with locally higher amounts possible.
  • This rainfall could lead to ponding of water in low-lying areas and areas of poor drainage.

The attached graphic HERE highlights the threat area associated with this system.